The mute button was invented so I could ogle red carpet dresses without having to listen to celebrity banter. Since most stars are duller than a box of wet hair, it’s a good thing fascinating dress is a distraction – and there was no shortage of fascinating distractions at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Though neutral shades dominated the red carpet, with black taking a back seat, there were the leading ladies who brought the color and the adventure with their eye-catching gowns. Here are the dramatic and drab looks at the 2012 Golden Globes.
The eccentric actress looked radiant and regal despite the rotten tattoos. This is how to wear metallics. The style is intensely feminine, the color luscious, and the splash of red is a striking finish. Score: 9/10
Epitomizing Golden Globe glamor in a mermaid silhouette that fit her like a second skin, Kate kept her subtly sequinned gown simple, complementing it with diamond stacked bracelets, oversized earrings, and natural makeup. Score: 8/10
Soft and girly with a gothic touch. The colors are perfection, but the frayed look makes the dress appear unfinished and the belt is bordering on ridiculous. But overall its a dramatic, young, and flirty look. Score: 6/10
Safe yet elegant. Kate’s in fine shape, but the lighter color on the bottom isn’t doing her lower half any favors. The reverse might have made for a more flattering dress. But the keyhole slit is sexy and classy. Score: 7/10
I want to thumbs down this because the only thing stopping it from being unimaginative is the vibrant color, but she’s too gorgeous to fault. The rich red accents are divine. Score: 7/10
The only way to defend a dress like this is “Maybe it looked better in person.” Why a svelte woman wants to hide her figure beneath a mountain of material is beyond me. Black, boxy, monstrosity, dated. Score: 1/10
The Monique Lhullier failures keep coming. The coloring is pretty enough despite the awful tie dye effect, and the style is adventurous, but the overall look is too overwhelming for her petite frame. Good thing she has a two year old daughter to blame this disaster on. “My 2 year old walked in, walked up to this dress and said “Mama, wear this!” So I put it on and said, “OK!” Score: 2/10
This risque, hopefully faux feathered, fish scale creation is glorious, elegant, and captivating. Stunning shades of green. This is glitzy, five star glamor. Score: 10/10
I hated this on sight because it looked awkward, stupid, and a little mutton done up as lamb, but on closer observation the color is fresh and beautiful, the dress is bold and we’re unlikely to see it on anyone else, and she is statuesque and stunning enough to pull it off. Score: 9/10
Love the natural glow, and tousled beachy locks, but this dress has been done way too many times before and the fit left a lot to be desired. Redundant, boring, and uninspired. Score: 2/10
Unconventional and unique, these women didn’t fly under the radar. Now you’ve seen the outfits, lets hear the opinions. Who sizzled and who fizzled?
Blair Adele – sometimes better known as Vanity Blair has had a love affair with the art of writing since she knew how to hold a pen properly. While girls studied Seventeen magazine, she studied the dictionary, infatuated with expanding her vocabulary. Since the tumultuous teenage years, she has viewed trends with disdain, preferring to embrace individuality when it comes to style. “The Blair Necessities” is where she combines her objective: expressing femininity through fashion, and encouraging what sets a woman apart from the rest, with her passion for the written word. Let she who is without fear of fashion, cast the first stilletto.